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October is Substance Use Prevention Month

Posted: October 3, 2019

The Morris County Board of Freeholders proclaimed October as National Substance Use Prevention Month in Stigma-Free Morris County.

In making the proclamation, the county governing board is highlighting the positive efforts being made by the Municipal Alliance Network in Morris County, which is on the front line of dealing with substance use by our young residents.

In Stigma-Free Morris County, there are 28 municipal alliances, representing 33 of Morris County’s 39 municipalities and these grassroots organizations are comprised mainly of dedicated volunteers.

Randolph Township’s Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) meets monthly and collaborates with the schools and the community to bring awareness and prevention programs to residents. This year they presented programs such as Mental Health First Aid Training and psychologist/comedian Matt Bellace, and coordinated the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Expo last May. Committee members also participated in community events as well as county initiatives and forums.